Yoga • Pilates

Yoga is art in movement. It’s a meditation through the body and the breath.  It is here that we find grace, flexibility, ease within effort, stamina, and focus.

(photo by Zipporah Lomax)

Pilates is precise.  We move intentionally, targeting specific muscle groups, refining our strength from the inside out, rehabilitating patterns and injuries, and challenging our endurance.

 


Beyond
the practices of yoga or Pilates, there is a field of movement, guided by deep listening, exploration, and inner guidance.  We learn, we practice, we repeat movements, until one day that movement becomes our own.  We are no longer informed by a teacher, but instead our body becomes the teacher.

Our sessions are based on physical science with results you can see and feel.  When we connect with our bodies and we learn to listen and respond, the power of health is in our hands.  Core strength becomes a metaphor for life, and movement an expression of possibility.

 

Movement Classes will help you:

• develop muscle tone • lose weight •  increase flexibility • become stronger • reduce stress • understand and respond to your body • rehabilitate from injury or surgery • improve posture • gain mobility • foster mind-body communication • increase focus, stamina, and endurance • practice meditation

Group Classes

These classes seamlessly blend the best of Yoga and Pilates into workouts that are instructional and integrative. Bosus, Balls, Therabands, yoga blocks, and yoga straps are used as tools to access specific muscle groups.  You will leave class feeling relaxed, toned, and an increased ease in your body and mind.

Private and Semi-private Lessons

Private Lessons offer an opportunity for clients to look at specific areas of the body or movement patterns that are either causing discomfort, creating imbalance, or are in need of strengthening or flexibility.  Clients receive the most individualized and effective care with the attention and fine tuning offered in private lessons.

Semi-private Lessons offer more specialized focus than a group class and also include a fun movement companion, often a spouse, friend, or family member.

“As any practice does, my relationship to yoga, movement, and teaching has evolved greatly over the years.  I have studied many forms of yoga without ever choosing to focus on solely one translation.  Currently, my teaching is mostly informed by my Pilates training and my study with Sarahjoy Marsh, MA, RYT at amrita: a sanctuary for yoga which has included much influence from Anusara Yoga and Physical Therapy practices. I am most passionate about helping people feel, and communicate with their bodies and learn how to respond accordingly.  I especially enjoy teaching beginners and special populations with a focus on heart-centered listening, therapeutics, alignment, and self-compassion.”